Bought a new Panasonic Viera LCD HDTV and wanted a Blu-Ray player to go with it. Didn't want anything super fancy but not too far behind the curve. With how good this player makes regular DVDs look, let alone blu-ray content, you can't beat the price on this.
I have been holding off on buying a Blue Ray until the quality products lowered its price. This product is great for the money. I have always trusted Panasonic and this gadget didn't let me down. The picture and sound quality is AWESOME and it was easy to hook up. I highly recommend.
<p>I bought this blu-ray player in March 2011 to replace a DVD player that was on its way out. I just wanted something cheap because my fear was that no sooner would I buy a blu-ray player, it would be obsolete or something else will come along with better features for the same price. I wanted a blu-ray player in case I ended up keeping this player for a long time and there were only going to be blu-ray discs (and no more standard DVDs) available in the future. So far, this unit is great. As with one reviewer, I also had the player hang up on me once during loading of a disc and had to unplug it. But that has only happened once. The unit is very basic with minimal settings to work with. I have not tried streaming movies because my internet is not fast enough to support it. I do wish it had Wi-Fi, but I probably would have had to pay more. It's a feature i can do without because again, my internet is not fast enough. All in all, its a solid choice, especially if you are able to get it on sale for less than $99.99. I just which it had composite video jacks in case I didn't have HDMI capability on an older TV. The thinking is that by now, if you don't have a TV with HDMI, you should get a new TV. Otherwise, what is the point of having this technology.</p>
<p>will made works great not cheap feeling its soild..</p>
I have nothing bad to say about this player. I will, however, say that it's my first blu-ray so I don't have much to compare it to.
I purchased this in October to replace and upgrade from a generic dvd player. For the price and what I intended to use it for, I believed it to be the best option for me. Again, the picture is great. I haven't used all of the options that blu-ray offers so I can't speak to the functions. However, if, like me, you simply want a great DVD player, I find nothing wrong with this particular one.
The remote is simple and easy to understand. I tend to watch movies at night in bed so I keep it in there. Within a few weeks, I had the remote buttons memorized so as to not turn on the light to view it. Of course, a light up remote would have been great, but they seem to be a rarity these days.
Again, if a good and fairly inexpensive DVD player is what you're looking for, I really don't think you'll find a better machine for the price. As with all of my electronic purchases, I purchased the extended warranty plan with it. I found that the price of the machine and the warranty came to the amount of what other stores were asking for the machine alone. I feel this gave me an added bonus.
When making any online purchase, I shop numerous stores and all sales. If I've chosen a particular item to buy it is a product of usually 2 days of research.
<div>Freezes all the time, to where i have unplug it to start over.</div>
The Panasonic Blu-Ray Player has a great picture and is easy to operate.